Coachella 2017: ‘The Lamp Beside the Golden Door’ speaks to modern self-absorption

The 2,120 security mirrors and 35-foot metal frame used to create one of this year’s large art installations at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival were “all kinds of materials that you can go to Home Depot and get,” said artist Gustavo Prado, a native of Brazil who moved to the U.S. about six years ago.
His piece, “The Lamp Beside the Golden Door,” is “a sort of entry gate where you get scrutinized” as an immigrant coming to America would.  It’s also a lighthouse that beckons and welcomes the viewer, Prado said Saturday, April 15, in between taking photos

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